Design Inspiration Supplies

Design Instructions

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Supplies needed

  • 2    Scalloped Shell Pendants    (94-2555-26)
  • 4    Shell Bead Cap    (94-5841-26)
  • 2    French Hook Ear Wire, Reg. Loop    (90-3170-01)
  • 2    8-9mm pearls, grey
  • 2    4-5mm pearls, white
  • 24    Gauge craft wire, gold

Tools

  • Wire cutters
  • Chain and/or flat nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: Approx. 2 1/2"

Designer: Tracy Gonzales

Watch our technique videos on the TierraCast Blog (look for Jump Rings and Wrapped Loops).

Tip: For a finished look, after forming wrapped loops use the tips of your chain nose pliers to tuck the trimmed wire end against the wrap.

Steps

  1. Cut one 3" piece of craft wire. 
  2. Bend wire at right angle about 1" from one end.
  3. Begin forming a wrapped loop. Before wrapping, add pendant to loop. Complete wrap and trim excess wire.
  4. String one bead cap, one 8-9mm pearl, second bead cap, and one 4-5mm pearl. 
  5. After final pearl bend wire over allowing about 1/16th inch space between bead and bend.
  6. Form wrapped loop and trim excess wire. 
  7. Turn loops so they are perpendicular to each other.
  8. Open loop on ear wire and attach to loop at top of earring. Close loop.
  9. Repeat all steps for second earring.

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Download the Shells & Pearls Earrings PDF